How to Use a Butt Plug – Ultimate Guide for Pleasure & Safety

by Robyn Robyn
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As a sexual tool, a butt plug can be both pleasurable and intimidating. It’s not uncommon to feel nervous about trying one out for the first time, but with a little knowledge and preparation, using a butt plug can be an enjoyable addition to your sexual play. In this article, we’ll provide a step-by-step guide on how to use a butt plug safely and comfortably.

WHAT IS A BUTT PLUG?


First, let’s define what a butt plug is. After all, with all the sex toys out there, and all the crazy naming conventions, it can actually be easy to get lost or confused.

A butt plug is a sex toy designed for anal use only. They’re typically made of silicone, rubber, or metal. They usually have a tapered end to allow for easy insertion and a flared base to prevent them from getting lost inside the body – which is bad, because, unlike the vagina, the anus has no “wall” to stop it from going further into the body.

WHY THEY’RE GREAT


If you’re here wondering “how to use a butt plug”, let’s sweeten your curiosity with some reasons why they’re excellent sex toys (beyond just having something in your bum). Anal plug can…

1. Enhance sexual pleasure: They provide additional stimulation to the sensitive nerve endings in and around the anus, which can lead to heightened sexual pleasure.

2. Explore new sensations: They can help you discover new sensations and expand your sexual repertoire.

3. Increase intimacy: Sharing a sexual experience, such as using a butt plug with a partner, can increase intimacy and foster deeper connections.

4. Prepare for anal sex: They can be used to help prepare the body for anal sex by relaxing the muscles and helping to reduce any potential discomfort or pain.

5. Boost orgasm intensity: Using a butt plug during masturbation or intercourse can help enhance the intensity of orgasm.

6. Discreet and easy to use: These toys come in a variety of sizes and shapes, making them discreet and easy to use, even for beginners. Some are even designed to be worn in public and controlled with an app on your smartphone.

7. Safe and hygienic: Most butt plugs are made of body-safe materials and can be cleaned and sanitized easily, making them a safe and hygienic option for sexual play.

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HOW TO USE A BUTT PLUG – THE RIGHT SIZE


It’s essential to start with a small size if you’re new to anal play to allow your body to adjust gradually. A large plug may cause discomfort or even injury, especially if you’re not truly prepared.

The size of the plug you choose should depend on your level of experience, the amount of anal stimulation you need, and your body size. If you’re not sure, one easy way is to have your partner (or just you, insert your fingers to see how many are comfortable). However, if you’re new to anal play, you’ll probably just need the smallest size available.

Choose one made from medical-grade silicone or stainless steel — these materials are hypoallergenic and nonporous (meaning they won’t hold onto bacteria), making them safe for long-term wear without irritation or infection risk.

Also, no matter what you choose, make sure it has a flared base!

Butt plugs come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some have a tapered tip, while others have a bulbous shape that gradually gets wider as it goes down the shaft. The ones with bigger ends are for more advanced users.

HOW TO USE A BUTT PLUG – PREPARE YOURSELF


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Before inserting a butt plug, it’s important to prepare yourself and your environment.

This means cleaning the anal area thoroughly, as well as washing the plug with soap and water or a sex toy cleaner. You also want to apply lubricant to the plug and around the anus to ensure a smooth and comfortable insertion.

Water-based lubricants are the safest and most compatible with sex toys, so avoid using oil-based or silicone-based lubricants because they will degrade the toy material.

THE BEST PREPARATION? RELAXATION!   


A stressed body means a clenched bum – and that means pain when you try to put anything in there. Trust me, from personal experience, it makes a world of difference.

  • Take deep breaths. This will help you to relax and slow down your heart rate, which will help reduce pain and increase pleasure.
  • Breathe deeply from your belly instead of your chest, if you can. This will help even more with deep breathing, but also with relaxing your muscles and helping them to open up for insertion.
  • Have your partner do a bit of rimming.
  • Use a sex toy around your bum
  • Listen to erotic audiobooks or watch porn to get in a sexy headspace
  • Have your partner encourage or talk in whatever way helps you
  • Take breaks – yes, that’s okay!!
  • Communicate! You are in control of the situation, tell your partner what you need them to do. Or, if this is a solo mission, do NOT force yourself for the sake of “getting it done.”

INSERT THE BUTT PLUG


Once you’ve prepared yourself, it’s time to insert it.

  • Begin by getting into a comfortable position, such as lying on your side or on your back with your legs raised. Any position works as long as it works for you!
  • Relax your body and breathe deeply to help your muscles loosen up.
  • Apply lube … A LOT OF IT!
  • Gently insert the plug into your anus, applying pressure slowly and gradually. Remember to stop if you feel any pain or discomfort and adjust the angle or position of the plug.
  • If the plug is uncomfortable or painful when inserted, don’t use it!

HOW TO USE A BUTT PLUG – WEARING ONE


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After the plug is inserted, you can wear it for as long as you feel comfortable. However, it’s best to start with short durations, such as 10 to 15 minutes, and gradually increase the time as your body becomes accustomed to the sensation. Keep in mind that it’s important to monitor your body’s response and never wear a plug for longer than is comfortable.

HOW TO REMOVE THE PLUG


When you’re ready to remove the plug, slowly and gently pull on the flared base until the plug comes out. Remember to clean the plug thoroughly after each use, and store it in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.

MORE TIPS FOR COMFORTABLE AND SAFE USE


Don’t Force It. If you experience pain or discomfort, stop and adjust the angle or position of the plug.

Pay attention to your body’s response and never wear a plug for longer than is comfortable.

Remember, it is important to prioritize your safety and consent when using any sex toys. Always communicate with your partner and establish clear boundaries and safe words. Having any kind of anal play should be something you WANT to try – not something you do because you feel pressured to do it.

HOW TO USE A BUTT PLUG – CONCLUSION


Using a butt plug can be an enjoyable and pleasurable addition to your sexual play. By following these steps and guidelines you’re sure to have a wonderful experience!

Do you have any other suggestions on how to use a butt plug? Share in the comments!

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